Now Accepting Applications for 2017/2018


San Luis Obispo Christian School is now accepting applications for our 2017-2018 teaching staff.

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If you love the Lord, love kids and have a passion to disciple the next generation, consider applying to join our ministry team!

Call the school office at (805) 543-1146 for more information.

Our printable Employment Application can be found [here].

Lit-To-Life, Night at the Library


Join us Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 in the SLOCS Library (a.k.a. Sanctuary) as we watch our students bring literature to life! This is an annual event at SLOCS and one that has been a favorite year after year. We have a very entertaining evening planned for you including the special guest appearance by our school librarian, Mrs. Ybarra! Our Kindergarten class will be presenting “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.” While the 1st graders will be bringing you the “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, and don’t miss the fun rendition of “Floss and The Fox” by our 2nd and 3rd graders, and finally, a crowd favorite by our 5th and 6th graders, “The Hobbit”.  Afterward the audience is invited to a “Cast Party’ in the SLOCS courtyard where there will be refreshments and you can collect autographs from our cast members! We hope you will join us! Our students have worked so hard and are excited to fill the sanctuary with a grand audience!

SLOCS Fantastic Voyage


SLOCS’ Open House – Thursday – May 4th – 6:30 pm. Join our students and families for one Fantastic Voyage through the human body.  This is just one of the many events that makes our school unique!  Please come support our students and experience why we know SLOCS is worth it! ‪ #‎SLOCSisworthit‬ ‪#‎developingscholars‬ ‪#‎buildingcommunity‬ ‪#‎shareslo‬ Bring a friend! We hope to see you here!

Parent-Teacher Conference Week


Don’t forget, Parent Teacher Conferences begin at 12:20pm. This means school is out at noon on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  If you can’t remember when your conference is scheduled, be sure to contact your child’s teacher asap!

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8.

2016 Year End Giving


Remember these cute boys in 2014?  They are in sixth grade now.  Their last year at San Luis Obispo Christian School.  Where has the time gone?

As we wrap up 2016, we wanted to reflect on the goodness of God.  We serve an awesome God!  He has been faithful to keep our doors open because of donors like these boys, and donors like you! Thank you.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” I Chronicles 16:34

We hope that you might consider showing your support by considering us as one of your favorite non-profit organization in your year-end giving for 2016!  Please join us by financially partnering with us to support families at our school through the Ebenezer Assistance Program.  You can learn more about this program and how it has impacted families at our school by visiting our sponsorship page here: http://www.slocs.com/sponsorship/


We appreciate your prayerful consideration in giving to our Ebenezer Assistance Program. We would love for you to partner with SLOCS as we….

Make disciples, develop scholars, and build community, all for the glory of God!

Reading Round Up


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Reading Round Up is a week from this Friday.  This event is our alternative to celebrating Halloween. Students will spend the morning circulating into each classroom for special activities centered around children’s literature. The students are to bring their favorite book and come dressed as their favorite character from the book. This is a special event that the students look forward to every year. As a staff we love it because it promotes literacy and we can use the time to focus on certain aspects of literature, such as learning about different genres, comparing illustrations, character development, and so much more! Plus, the students have so much fun, they hardly realize they are learning!

 

Here are a few pictures from years past (Photo credit: Teana Fredeen)



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SLOCS Class of 2016


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Your child is a promise! At SLOCS it is our desire to make disciples, develop scholars and build community all for the glory of God. This Wednesday, June 8th we will be celebrating Mrs. Kaida’s sixth graders and Mrs. Curry kindergarteners. Please join us for this special event. It is a culmination of seeing the precious kindergarten singing the Books of the Bible to the sixth graders sharing their testimony.   Join us this Wednesday – June 8th at 10:00 am for the Kindergarten Graduation, the Sixth Grade Promotion and the All School Ice Cream Social.   To start our summer vacation, school will be let out at noon, right after the ice cream social. We hope to see you here!

TK & K Information Meeting


Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is right around the corner! Can you believe it?

Have you been curious about our school? Have you been hearing about our school and want to learn more? Perhaps you’ve heard about our TK/Kinder Program on Life 89.3? Well, now is the time to check us out! We have two events especially geared toward new Kinder families. Read below to learn more.

2016 TK:K Informational MeetingFirst, we have our TK and K informational meeting Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. This is a time for you to meet our Tk and K teacher, Mrs. Curry, and get information about our curriculum, daily schedule and to ask any other questions you may have.

Secondly, we have a special time planned for children of parents interested in our program. On Wednesday, March 2nd from 9:15-10:00am. Children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join our class and participate in some special activities. Please be sure to call and reserve a spot in this fun adventure!

If you have any questions about any of the events happening this week please call the school office at (805)543-1146. Looking forward to a great week of building community and showing YOU why #SLOCSisworthit!

Back to School Shopping


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We hope you have had a very restful summer with your precious children! Can you believe we are less than a month away from school starting?
 
As you get ready for Back to School Shopping, please read over the following two important documents!
-The first is our supply list (found here). Each classroom has a list of items that your child will need for the year. 
-The second item is an updated dress code (found here). In order to manage the various uniform needs for the activities we engage in here at SLOCS, we have made some changes to our dress code. Below gives an overview of the dress code changes: 

Firstly, we will be incorporating “Formal Uniform” attire for our chapel days (day TBD, will not occur on Friday) and on special event days such as our annual speech meet. School uniform ties will be required for boys, and crossover ties for girls.  They will be available to purchase, at cost through the school at Back to School Night and will be fairly inexpensive (less than $7).

Secondly, we will continue our “Casual Uniform” which occurs once a week on Friday. This will allow our students more range of motion for our mixing program which incorporates Physical Education. Students will also use this “Casual Uniform” for field trip days (unless otherwise specified). It is required that students wear RED school logo shirts and RED sweatshirts on these days. This allows for teachers to better manage students by making them more visible on field trip days. 
 
Lastly, we are printing school hats! Students will be allowed to wear hats on Fridays as a part of our “Casual Uniform”. Hats will not be allowed on in the classroom. 
 
Our school red shirts are provided to each student for free, and will be available for order at Back to School Night. Our ties (mandatory) red sweatshirts (optional), hats (optional) can be purchased through the school, and order forms will be available at Back to School Night.

Hats and shirts will also be available for parents to purchase.
PLEASE READ OVER THE UPDATED DRESS CODE (found here), note the highlighted sections for the above mentioned changes.Please contact us with any questions or concerns. All of these documents can be found under our “Downloads” page found here: http://www.slocs.com/downloads/

Now Accepting Applications


Update: All teaching positions have been filled for the 2015-2016 school year!

 

Now appecting applications_FBSan Luis Obispo Christian School is now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 teaching staff.

Part of having an incredible staff of teachers committed to the Lord is that sometimes He calls them to other ministries. Two of our teachers are leaving us this year, but it is clear that God is calling them to disciple and teach in different avenues. Mrs. Wehe in the public school system, and Mrs. Lewis is on her way to SE Asia to do Bible translation! We are very excited for both of them, and we can’t wait to hear how God has used them.

Therefore, we currently have two teacher job openings.

If you love the Lord, love kids and have a passion to disciple the next generation, considering applying to join our ministry team!

Call the school office at (805) 543-1146 for more information.

Our printable Employment Application can be found [here].

 

 

 

 

Night at the Library: When Books Come to Life


Join us Tuesday May 19th at 6:30 in the SLOCS Library (a.k.a. Sanctuary) as we watch our students bring literature to life! This is an annual event at SLOCS and one that has been a favorite year after year. We have a very entertaining evening planned for you including a special guest appearance by our school librarian, Mrs. Ybarra! Our TK/K class will be presenting “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Our 1st and 2nd graders will be regaling you with fun stories from the “Frog and Toad” book series. Don’t miss a hilarious and touching rendition of “Charlotte’s Web” by our 3rd and 4th grades, and finally, a crowd favorite by our 5th and 6th graders, “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” To add to the fun, you can right click the picture below to download your very own official SLOCS Library Card which will give you access to our “Library” after hours. (Don’t worry if you forget yours, we’ll make some exceptions!) Afterward the audience is invited to a “Cast Party’ in the SLOCS courtyard where there will be refreshments and you can collect autographs from our cast members! We hope you will join us! Our students have worked so hard and are excited to fill the sanctuary with a grand audience!

Lit to Life

Life 89.3


Life893Logo_Revised_2Have you heard our blurb on the new Life 89.3? We were recently contacted by their staff and asked to come and record a short interview. And get this, it was all for free! This prompted us to learn more about Life 89.3 and the recent changes they are making and can we just say, WOW! We are impressed!

Here at SLOCS part of our mission is building community so we were really excited to hear that community is equally as important to Life 89.3!  Here is what they have to say about the recent changes and their commitment to community:

“It’s not so much about change as it is about returning to the original founders’ intent to be closely connected with our Christian community.  We have a strategic plan to come alongside local Christian nonprofit organizations, ministries, and churches to help them better share how they are serving Jesus by serving others along the Central Coast.”

After recording we obviously wanted to hear it run live on the radio so a few of our staff members started listening to Life daily. Much to our surprise we liked it so much we decided to make the switch permanently! We challenge you to listen and see if you might enjoy it too! And when you hear us on the radio, let us know! 🙂

To learn more about Life 89.3 or to listen online check out their website here: http://life893.com

(If you just can’t wait to hear it on the radio, clink the play button below!)

Open Registration


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We are now accepting NEW student enrollment! We limit our student/teacher ratio to 15:1, so space is limited. Be sure to register early to guarantee a spot for your child. Registration packets are available to download here: http://www.slocs.com/register/ or you can call the school office (805)543-1146 for more information.

Open Campus Tours


Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner! Can you believe it?

Have you been curious about our school? Have you been hearing about our school and want to learn more? Now is the time to check us out!

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We will be opening our school for an entire week from 9:00am- 2:00pm, and we invite the public to come check us out! If you come and visit us during this time we will offer you a “New Student Registration Fee” 50% discount that can be used when you register a student for the 2015-2016 school year.

Now is the time to visit and find out for yourselves why #SLOCSisworthit!

We encourage you to call ahead an make an appointment so that we may better serve you, but all are welcome!

Those of you that have littles around the age 4, we also want to let you know of two events happening the week of our Open Campus.

TK&K Info Meeting

First, we have our TK and K informational meeting Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30pm. This is a time for you to meet our Tk and K teacher, get information about our curriculum, daily schedule and to ask any other questions you may have.

Secondly, we have a special time planned for children of parents interested in our program. On Wednesday, February 25th from 9:15-10:00am. Children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join our class and participate in some special activities. Please be sure to call and reserve a spot in this fun adventure!

If you have any questions about any of the events happening this week please call the school office at (805)543-1146. Looking forward to a great week of building community and showing YOU why #SLOCSisworthit!

Outdoor Movie Night: Round Two


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We are at it again! SLOCS is hosting a FREE Outdoor Family Movie Night on Saturday February 21st at dusk and  this time we will have a double feature! Our first movie will be Veggie Tales Robin Good: And His Not So Merry Men, followed by Indian In The Cupboard.

We are especially excited about this event for a couple of reasons. First,  our 3rd and 4th grade just finished reading Indian in the Cupboard as one of their Core Literature books! This event is a way to celebrate their accomplishment.  We hope you will join us as we encourage our developing scholars!

Secondly,  in an effort to live out our mission of creating community,  we are partnering with First Baptist Church SLO, and Bright Life Playschool in bringing you this event!

As with our last event, please bring your own blankets, chairs and jackets. Some snacks will be available for purchase. This event is weather contingent and will be cancelled in the case of rain.

If you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of more information please call our school office at (805)543-1146

#SLOCSisworthit  #buildingcommunity  #developingscholars  #shareslo

#TeachingTuesday


Mrs. Wehe’s TK/Kinder class was up to some fun adventures today!

Their class has been observing water in different ways this week. Yesterday they watched food coloring spread across a bucket of water as they learned about water molecules.

Today, they took that same colored water and explored water’s weight by measuring it against itself and other objects using a scale. It was a great time of hands on learning!

They used words like heavier, lighter, equal, more, less, the same.

They asked questions like:

“Which one has more?”

“What if I put marbles on this side?”

“Can I make them equal?”

“What will happen if I mix the colors?”

They pitted the blue and green water against themselves for a race to the heaviest, “Look it! This one wins!”

They even discovered that some objects float in the water, and some sink! “I never knew these could float!”

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These little scholars are gearing up to be super stars here at SLOCS! Thanks Mrs. Wehe for a great lesson!

 

#MusicalMonday


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The morning dew still clung to the tall green grass as the 3rd and 4th grade class quietly follow Mrs. Lewis onto the field. A subtle reminder of God’s provision during this long dry spell. Their curious eyes watch Mrs. Lewis lay out two beautifully hand stitched blankets emblazoned with bright designs from Africa. They wonder what that funny black case their teacher was carrying could be.

“Mrs. Lewis, is that a guitar?” One student finally musters the courage to ask.

“Find a seat, try to squish in if you need to” Mrs. Lewis replies.

The squirly students began whispering among themselves. As Mrs. Lewis slowly strummed the guitar, she began with the reminder of the verse they were studying

James 1:12(NIV)

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

The 3rd and 4th grade students are beginning a journey into the life and missionary work of Paul.

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God — the gospel He promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding His Son, who as to His human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord” Romans 1:1-6

The students eagerly raise their hands to engage in discussion about the verse in James.

They agree that God wants them to spread the gospel. He wants them to keep going when things get hard. He wants us to stretch and grow, and He promises to reward us in the life after this.

Mrs. Lewis explains to her students, that as we begin this new year, two thousand and fifteen years after our Savior literally walked this earth, we will keep our focus on Him and remind ourselves of the GOOD NEWS that his sacrifice brought us. We will begin this year in WORSHIP.

“Lord I lift your name on high

Lord I love to sing your praises!

I’m so glad your in my life

I’m so glad you came to save us!

You came from Heaven to Earth

To show the way

From Earth to the Cross

My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave

From the grave to the sky

Lord, I lift your name on high!”

Like this beautiful group of students, eager to spread the good news of Jesus, let us pause as we begin this new year and remember to worship and lift HIS Name on HIGH!

 

 

 

Outdoor Movie Night


In an effort to connect with our community at large, we are hosting a FREE outdoor movie night!

 

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Please invite your friends and family for a fun, family friendly event! We will be showing Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson this Saturday January 10th @ dusk. Please bring your own chairs/blankets and snacks! We’ll provide the movie! 🙂

If you have any questions please call Irish at 303.984.2317

Parent/Teacher Conferences


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Goodmorning SLOCS Parents! Hope you enjoyed your four day weekend!

Don’t forget, Parent Teacher Conferences begin today at 12:20pm. This means school is out at noon today and tomorrow. If you can’t remember when your conference is scheduled, be sure to contact your child’s teacher asap!

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8

Operation Christmas Child


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Last week our students saw a film during chapel about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Our school has decided to participate in this amazing program this year. Here is what you need to know.

Starting Monday, November 3rd, we will begin collecting items that we will package together in shoeboxes as a school.

These are the kinds of items we are looking for:

 

Toys: Dolls, deflated soccer balls with pumps, cars, puzzles, jump ropes, etc.

School Supplies: Pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, etc.

Accessories: Socks, hats, t-shirts, flip flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.

 

These items need to be appropriate for children ages 5-9.

Please do not include any used or damaged items, any war-related items, balloons, seeds, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medicines or vitamins, or any breakable items. Also, please be considerate if shopping at the dollar store. We do not want items that will break easily or wear out quickly.

We also will need $7 per box to cover shipping cost so please consider money donations as well.

Lastly, if you would like to donate plastic shoe boxes, this would be helpful in making sure the items remain intact during shipping. Please no plastic boxes from the dollar store, as we have had experiences with them breaking easily.

So there you have it! 🙂 Please start collecting these items with your children. Encourage them to earn and use their own money to help buy supplies. Begin asking neighbors, family and friends to help us out!

We will be collecting these items over the month of November, and we will assemble them as a school on November 21st before our all school Thanksgiving Pie Feast.

We are very excited about this opportunity as it fulfills our mission of #buildingcommunity and #makingdisciples as we educate our students! Please be praying this month for the success of this program, and that it would be a great learning experience for your children, blessing both our school and the children who will be receiving these items.

#SLOCSisworthit!